And oh how fun. This is my first project here on craftsters.
Last night I decided I wanted to learn how to crochet, so I searched the internet, and after fumbling with the most basic stitches, found amigurumi and knew it was for me haha. I found a tutorial on how to make a mouse, which I made and promptly named Josephine. But this thread is for my (slightly foolish) decision to immediately afterwards make my own lil bear stuffed guy, with no pattern or guide.
Here he is! Still faceless, but I'm still deciding exactly how I want to go with his eyes, round shiny black buttons, or classic, or even just leave him faceless! I am torn. I think I shall leave him be while I decide. If I decide to put eyes on him I'll post an update here, I know you will all writhe in suspense!
Here is his back, I gave him a little tail. I am really very happy with how he came out, though I did learn a few things the hard way.
-decide on the face before stuffing him and attaching the body! haha, I only found out about safety eyes after i had him mostly put together.
-I need to be more patient with my increases/decreases. you can see some bubbling on the base of his head that I wish wasn't there
-count my stitches on his limbs more carefully. I completed one leg, then tried to make one to match, and had to redo it from about the halfway point 6 times or so, that was frustrating.
here he is with my mouse, thanks for any comments or advice!